CHESTER — Eleanor Hearing Knight, 96, of Chester, passed away Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at her home. Eleanor was born Oct. 10, 1917, the daughter of Robert and Josephine Hearing.
Mrs. Knight was a longtime first-grade teacher in the Eastern School District and introduced hundreds of students to the wonderful world of reading and learning. She was a founding member of the Chester Garden Club and in later years worked tirelessly on records and articles for the Chester Courthouse organization.
Eleanor was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Knight; her son Ralph Knight; and her daughter Janet Knight Pennell.
She is survived by her son Charles and daughter-in-law Sharon, also of Chester; grandchildren Grady Knight and his wife, Anamaria, and their children, Molly Knight Vanwagenen and her husband, Brodie, and their children, and Dr. Andrew Knight and his wife, Cristine, and their children.
Eleanor was a voracious reader and an accomplished geneologist, tracing both branches of her families throughout the states and colonies into Europe.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Sunday, June 1, 2014, at Anderson McDaniel Funeral Home in Pomeroy. Burial will follow in the family plot at Chester Cemetery. Visiting hours will be 6-8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
An online registry is available at www.andersonmcdaniel.com.